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Capital:
Nairobi
Government:
Unitary Presidential Constitutional Republic
Current Head of Government:
Uhuru Kenyatta
Economy:
  • East and Central Africa’s biggest economy has posted tremendous growth in the service sector, boosted by rapid expansion in telecommunication and financial activity over the last decade, and now contributes 62% of GDP.
  • The agricultural sector accounts for 22% of GDP, while the industry and manufacturing accounts for 16%.
Population:
53,527,936 (2020) (27th)
Land Size:
582,646 sq km (224,961 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
  • Kikuyu: 22%
  • Luhya: 14%
  • Luo: 13%
  • Kalenjin: 12%
  • Kamba: 11%
  • Kisii: 6%
  • Meru: 6%
  • Other African: 15%
  • Non-African (Asian, European, and Arab): 1%
Religions:
  • Protestantism: 45%
  • Roman Catholicism: 33%
  • Islam: 10%
  • Indigenous African Religions: 10%
  • Other: 2%
Languages(s):
  • English (official)
  • Kiswahili (official)
  • Kikuyu
  • Luo
  • Luyo
  • Kamba